The Role of the General Hospital in Biopsychosocial Education

  • Don R. Lipsitt


Hospitals have, through the ages, exerted great attraction upon novelists, playwrights, cinematographers, photographers, and sociologists. The perverse magnetism of human misery and sickness as well as captivation by the struggle to conquer them are attested to by the millions of viewers who daily can be found entranced by the endless episodes of a television serial called “General Hospital.” Whether through counterphobic immersion in the gore of a bloody operation, the technological mastery of mankind’s scourges, or the intrigue and romance of relationships which bloom in surroundings where sickness abounds, there is something for everyone.


Psychosomatic Medicine Primary Medical Care Primary Care Internal Medicine Medical School Admission General Hospital Setting 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Don R. Lipsitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Auburn HospitalCambridgeUSA

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